RMS Munster at Holyhead in 1898

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This unique early film shows RMS Munster, a sister ship of RMS Leinster, docking at Holyhead in 1898 after crossing from Kingstown, now Dun Laoghaire.

The four ships of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company were all named after the provinces of Ireland – Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Connaught. Only the Ulster and Munster survived the Great War and the CoDSPCo ceased trading in 1924 due mainly to these losses.

Click on the following link to view the film – RMS Munster

One thought on “RMS Munster at Holyhead in 1898

  1. Gareth Huws September 24, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    A remarkable piece of footage. It was fascinating to see the different workers on the quayside – all with their allotted tasks. Could we show this ‘on a loop’ during the post-Cenotaph reception? I’m sure it would be of the utmost interest.

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